Category: Engagement



    The funeral of Salvation Army Symphonic Wind Ensemble (SASWE) emeritus Composer in Residence; Michael Babb will take place on Wednesday 21 June 2023 at 2pm – The Downs Crematorium, Bear Road, Brighton BN2 3PL. This will be followed by a service of Thanksgiving at 3.30pm – The Salvation Army Brighton Congress Hall, 1 Park Crescent Terrace, Brighton BN2 […]

  • Striking a Different Note | Feature in the Salvationist

    Did you see our feature in the Salvationist? We had a lovely double page spread in August 2020, based on an interview with our Musical Director Andrew Mackereth. Read the full issue (1 August 2020) online here.

  • SASWE at home… still praising! (video)

    Like musicians the world over, we can’t meet to rehearse or perform at the moment. This weekend we should have been at Morley, but instead we’ve been playing at home – and thought we’d give you a bit of an insight into what that looks like… The soundtrack to this video is SASWE playing Keep […]

  • SASWE at Hull Citadel

    The visit of The Salvation Army Symphonic Wind Ensemble (Musical Director- Andrew Mackereth) to Hull Citadel resulted in a wonderful evening. The well selected programme using music from the pens of William Himes, Kevin Horner, Steve Gibson, Alan Laken, Michael Babb and Andrew Mackereth gave a well balanced of entertainment with a strong message. Vocalist, […]

  • SASWE at Worthing

    The welcome return visit of the Salvation Army Symphonic Wind Ensemble (SASWE) to WORTHING marked its own 25th anniversary and the 135th of the home corps band. As the opening piece stated, it was a ‘Cause for Celebration’. However, there was from the start no doubt that it was Jesus who was celebrated throughout the […]

  • Three Centre Visit to Help Kenya

    SASWE (Salvation Army Symphonic Wind Ensemble ) assembled in Bristol from all parts of the UK territory to help raise much needed funds for The Kenya Trust. Hosted by Bristol Easton the Saturday concert was presented at Staple Hill, due to renovations taking place in the host corps building. A full hall enjoyed a varied […]

  • SASWE at the Wedding of the Year

    A group of SASWE members were honoured to play at the wedding of the year this summer. Thank you to Ellie and Josh for having us – it was a truly wonderful celebration of love and friendship and we were honoured to play a small part.

  • SASWE in Bristol – Venue Information

    Due to works taking place at Bristol Eastern Salvation Army, the venue for SASWE’s visit to Bristol for The Kenya Trust has changed. FESTIVAL OF MUSIC Saturday 6th October, 7pm  BRISTOL STAPLE HILL SALVATION ARMY CORPS 21 Broad Street, Staple Hill, Bristol BS16 5LN SUNDAY MORNING WORSHIP Sunday 7th October, 10am BRISTOL CITADEL SALVATION ARMY 6 Ashley Road, Bristol […]

  • SASWE at Maidenhead, 3rd March 2018

    SASWE will be playing a festival of music at Maidenhead Salvation Army on Saturday 3rd March 2018. Hope to see you there!

  • SASWE at Shipley

    There was an air of purpose and anticipation as members of the Salvation Army Symphonic Wind Ensemble converged on Shipley on Saturday.  Despite the majority of the band having travelled extensive distances, they were soon practising hard to put the finishing touches to their musical programme. Planning for the event had begun a couple of […]